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    Lost in the moment of the Moto Z lineup is Lenovo's PHAB lineup, a more obscure trio of phones with one bearing the distinction of being the fruit of Lenovo and Google's Project Tango partnership. That said, Lenovo didn't switch away from its international "Vibe" branding, it only just added to it. So, what ends up ...

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    Family plans — the bane of offsprings' existence. Usually, it comes to those children who nudge their mother or father to have to move plans or just break away from an agreement to go their own way, especially when there's a promo going on. Well, check Verizon out and see if your family's willing to make the switch: ...

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    Juan's review of the Alcatel Idol 4S is LIVE, but what did Juan get wrong in his review? Apple sells it's billionth phone while sales decline. Blackberry delivers the "world's most secure Android smartphone", but can we trust that claim in the light of recent encryption issues? Those stories, and we'll tackle your ...

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    Could it still be possible? Certainly not. But what if… no, it’s best to go with your reason rather than your gut, and nip all hopes of ever being able to buy a flat-screened Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the bud. That’s obviously easier said than done when a weirdly advanced, functional and fairly smooth-operating ...

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    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. That’s probably the best way to describe in a nutshell both the latest “exclusive information” about the fast-approaching Galaxy Note 7 and the phone itself. Shared by TalkAndroid’s Editor-in-Chief Justin Herrick after purportedly checking with a ...

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    If the cornucopia of recent leaks is of any indication, the upcoming Galaxy Note7 will feature a USB Type-C port. All of the leaked images and renders (like the one above from @evleaks), seem to testify that the Micro USB on the bottom is gone. Thankfully the headphone jack port is still in. It is also common knowledge, ...

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    Although ranked close to the top 100 on the 2015 Fortune Global 500 list, and widely recognized as one of the world’s leading electronic products manufacturers, as well as an entertainment and gaming juggernaut, Sony’s had its trouble reaping profits from certain business segments and sub-segments of late. The ...

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    The world’s second (but different) modular smartphone has officially arrived stateside (and only stateside), with actual sales and deliveries underway at its exclusive carrier following a short pre-order period. The Motorola Moto Z (by Lenovo) can be purchased in standard and Force configurations, the latter sporting ...

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    Cryptic teasers or just complete pre-release silence, leaving fans wondering and questioning every tipster and leaker’s credibility? Forget all that, as Samsung takes a page from the candid playbooks of OnePlus or Xiaomi today with an extremely revealing albeit short Galaxy Note 7 commercial. Mind you, this 30-second ...

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    When LG’s aptly named mobile communications division posted a troublesome albeit far from massive $180 million operating loss at the end of the year’s first quarter, the G5 couldn’t really be blamed, launching commercially on April 1, i.e. at the very beginning of Q2. But after the early enthusiasm regarding the ...

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    Apple somehow managed to defy market trends for the large part of last year, seeing both iPhone shipment numbers and overall earnings surge quarter after quarter, and now, it’s Samsung’s turn to beat analyst estimates and the industry’s general stagnation with strong performance from high and low-end Android ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent discount for those interested in a Huawei Watch. Moto Mods follow as the company has now launched the developer portal for more to come. Google Play Family is next as you can finally share your library with family members. The Second-Generation Apple Watch ...

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    If you want "The World's Most Secure Android™ Smartphone" and do not live in the US, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, you now have your chance through a couple of UK-based resellers. Both Unlocked Mobiles and Clove Technology have BlackBerry's DTEK50 for £275, the same price as what BlackBerry ...

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    Sources in China reported that ZTE was planning on launching the Axon 7 at the same price it did so for the Axon Pro last year — $450. Well, it's been a day over two months since we learned of this quite impressive phone. The pre-order period is over and done with in the US and sales have officially begun at the price ...

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    To be cheap is to prosper as a smartphone consumer. And it's also to live. And if you've caught wind of the ZTE ZMAX PRO last week, you might've thought to switch over to MetroPCS to get that exclusive $99 phone with a fingerprint sensor. Well, if you want a little more freedom in which carrier you want to hitch up ...

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    Google officially announced that content purchased on Google Play accounts can be shared with up to six people through its new Family Library feature. All possible devices that the content can be used on will be usable for each person sharing the account — from large screens to mobile ones, from iOS to PC to Android, ...

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    If you want optically-stabilized selfies and a huge phone to help you steady your outstretched arms all at once, why not consider the Xperia XA Ultra from Sony? Why not? Well, it wasn't available in the US. Until today. Best Buy, B&H and Reagan Wireless have the phone for $369.99. Amazon has it at $354.40. The ...

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    Samsung might be turning On another set of phones for its budget lineup. There have been hints on Indian import-export database Zauba of new Samsung model numbers within this range that may end up being the names of 2016's Galaxy On5 and On7. About a month ago, what was deemed the "SM-G6100" came to light on GFXBench. ...

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    You know what never made sense? The Nextbit Robin color scheme. All these shades of "mint" and black and white, they're all cool for sure. But come on. Have you ever seen a robin? In the wild? Like, in nature? It's red. Well, in the spirit of nothing else but summer, Nextbit has come along with an "Ember" scheme for the ...

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    Finding a bargain among carriers is a little difficult. The major players all have their promotions, of course, but then there are a host of MVNOs to consider. One such MVNO is making a bit of a splash in the industry – Krew Mobile. Krew Mobile is offering three phone lines for an introductory price of $19.95 per ...

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    Let’s be honest, no one could have predicted the rampant, record-breaking success of Pokémon Go, a “freemium” augmented reality mobile game that’s ambitious in concept but ultimately simplistic in its execution. Not Niantic, not Apple or Google, and certainly not Nintendo, which isn’t making as much money ...

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    The Huawei Watch isn’t just one of the prettiest, most powerful Android Wear devices around, but also one of the most discounted lately, several deals up for grabs at Google, Amazon and a host of other third-party retailers likely foreshadowing the IFA 2016 introduction of a sequel. After all, this perfectly circular, ...

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    Want a career that offers tons of growth potential? Consider learning how to design apps for the world’s leading mobile device platform with The Complete Android Game & App Developer Bundle, offered to Pocketnow readers at more than 90 percent off the MSRP. The Complete Android Game & App Developer Bundle ...

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    While waiting for Samsung’s full Q2 2016 financial report to go public, which will probably not include explicit smartphone sales figures or official forecasts anyway, it’s time to take a look at another analyst cume and short-term projection. According to unnamed inside sources quoted by hit-and-miss Taiwanese ...

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    Samsung, Huawei, Acer, and now Sony. This fall’s consumer electronics-centric IFA trade show is shaping up to be as jam-packed and memorable for us mobile hardware junkies as CES back in January and February’s MWC. In keeping with tradition, all major product announcements will likely take place ahead of the ...

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